Last Updated: Mar 23, 2020     Views: 7

Q. Can I use my voice to launch a search in LibrarySearch?

LibrarySearch allows you to search via voice using browsers that support the Speech Recognition interface. Currently this includes Chrome for Windows desktops/laptops and Android browsers, and Samsung browsers.

How to use voice search:

  1. Open a voice-enabled browser on your desktop/laptop computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) or Android device.
  2. Navigate to the MRU Library website to access LibrarySearch, or go directly to the LibrarySearch website. 

    If accessing LibrarySearch from the MRU Library homepage, click on the search box and hit enter/return on your keyboard to open LibrarySearch in a new tab/window.
    Starting from Library homepage
    Library homepage searchbox

  3. Once on the LibrarySearch website, if your browser supports voice search, you will see a microphone icon on the right-hand side of the search box.
    * Note: You need to give your browser permission to use your device's microphone for this step to work.
    LibrarySearch website searchbox

  4. Click on the microphone icon to activate the voice search functionality. LibrarySearch will show a ‘Listening’ screen once activated. Then, recite your search aloud.
    LibrarySearch 'Listening' message with micronphone icon
  5. LibrarySearch will indicate what it heard and automatically conduct a search for you and display the results.
    voice command text 'cognitive dissonance' displays beside the microphone icon